Quote by Theodore Roosevelt: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man wh…”

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

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“Philanthropy is the Gateway to Power”

September 8 – For a “Mad Men” (AMC TV) junkie who also happens to thrive on philanthropy and service, this week’s episode was a particular thrill! Ad man boss Bertram Cooper, played by Robert Morse, reports enthusiastically to Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, that the client was so impressed by Draper that he was invited to join the board of the soon-to-be-formed Museum of Early American Folk Art. When Draper asks why that would be of interest, Cooper declares triumphantly, “Philanthropy is the gateway to power!”